Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Prizes From Nauli's First Blog Giveaway!!!

I received my prizes, from Nauli's first blog giveaway, yesterday!!!

Oh wow!  I'm always excited to win but this time I wasn't quite sure what I won...so, it was even MORE of a surprise than usual.  Eva, owner of the Nauli  papershop on Etsy, has sent some wonderful goodies:

The first thing that I unwrapped was the cutest red stocking...what a great accent for my Xmas decor.  All of my animals have stockings except my 6 furries (ferrets)...this is now going to be used for them.  :o)

Then I unwrapped the package with a journal and the little striped dolphin.

The dolphin has a...spicy (?), soapy smell...it smells decadent!  Isn't it the cutest thing, too? 

I thought the journal was a writing journal but thought I'd open it and see....WOW!  How surprised was I to find that it's a photo or scrapbooking journal????

Even better than that???  Look at it's nifty design!!!  How cool is that????  This is the greatest idea, and a novel way, to show off photos and to enhance scrapbooking.

Eva has lots of goodies in her shop and you really should stop by to see them all!

Thanks Eva...you've made my day!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Customer Satisfied??? What Do You Think?

I guess Anne (Made For Me by Oaklie) liked her recent purchases....what do you think?  LOL  She just couldn't resist taking pics of her purchases, and gift, with her beloved Betty Boop. :o)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Look at All of My Features!!!

I've been fortunate enough to have a number of features, on a variety of sites, this week!!!

1.  The first feature, which runs all week, is on "The Giftshop Handmade".  This is the site where I won the free month of advertising.  Thanks Anne, for the wonderful feature!  Anne makes the most amazing scarves.  Visit her Artfire shop, "Made For Me by Oaklie", to see the beauties in a large range of styles!

2.  The second feature is on the "Artisan Jewlery Designers" site (on ning).  The name is slightly misleading...you do NOT need to be a jewelry seller to join this wonderful site.  This feature will run through December 15th.

3.  The third feature is on the "Artisan Jewelry Designers" blog.  This feature will also run through Dec. 15th.  Thanks Sharon, for both of the fantastic features!  Sharon has a beautiful jewlery shop, "Tres Chic", on Artfire.  Stop by and see for yourself!

4.  This Friday, December 5th, Diane Miller, will be featuring me on her blog, "My Handmade Site".  Diane has an amazing  photography shop, on Artfire, "The Shutterbug Eye"!  So many beautiful photographs to choose from...animals, insects, ACEOS, and so much more.  Thanks for the feature, Diane!

Stop by and visit all of these features when you get the chance.  I strongly recommend that you look at all of
these amazing shops while doing your holiday shopping!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hugs and Thanks To All!!!

I want to give my thanks and send hugs, to everyone that voted for me, in this month's "Giftshop Handmade" contest.  As you can see by the numbers (posted below); it was a hard fought race until the end!!!

Va Beach Quilter(177) 37%


Braggin' Rights(28) 6%

Fairies by Nuria(1)

Mineral Love(1)

Lottie's Trinkets(2)

Chrysalis Designs(1)

Kizz Designs(10) 2%

Nubian Sensations(168) 35%


Over the Top Aprons(6) 1%

Dee's DeeZigns(0)

Shabby Bags(4) 1%

Recupe Fashion(0)

Laura's Lace(2)

KP Designs(82) 17%

Beauty Recycled(0)

484 total votes since 11/30/09

Poll ended: 11/30/09

Congrats, to "Nubian Sensations" and all of the other participating shops.

For this contest, I won a month of free advertising for one of my shops!  Woohoo!

On Sunday, December 6th, I'm going to have a one day sale in all of my shops... 20% off all orders over $15 (excluding gift certificates and shipping upgrades)!  Coupon: WOOHOO

Remember, I always offer FREE shipping (continental US).  International orders, contact me for shipping rates so that I can give you a quote and set a private listing for you.

If you wish to purchase gift certificates and/or the shipping upgrade, please do so as a SEPARATE order!

Browse my shops:  Artfire, Zibbet, and Etsy and get ready for my "Thank You" Sale.

All orders will be shipped, by USPS First Class Mail, no later than Tuesday, December 8th.

NOTE:  November's blog winner has been announced.  Name is pictured under last month's prize.  This month's prize is also pictured.  Just leave a comment, anywhere WITHIN the blog, to be entered into this month's contest.  Winner will be announced January 1st.